Seniors Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival runs during October every year. It aims to promote inclusive communities and provides an opportunity for older people to experience new things, contribute, and remain active and engaged in their local community.

Thousands of low cost or free events, and special offers will take place across the State. There will also be events held locally in and around Nillumbik.

Visit Seniors website for information about events around the State and free public transport available. 

2019 Seniors Festival Program Application

Host an event or activity in October

In celebration of Seniors Festival, Nillumbik Shire Council will be publishing a Festival Program to highlight the events and activities that will be taking place across Nillumbik.

We are inviting all community groups, sporting clubs, service providers and businesses to join us in hosting an activity or event in October for our seniors. Council will support you by promoting your activity or event on Council’s website and in the 2019 Seniors Festival Program.

If you would like to advertise your activity or event in our Festival Program, please complete the Application Form with your event details no later than Sunday 14 July 2019. Listings received after this date will be considered for the online calendar only.

There is no cost associated with listing an event.

Submit your event

Some ideas of the types of activities you could host include:

  • Celebration morning / afternoon tea
  • ‘Come and try’ event
  • Information / open day
  • Concerts
  • Art exhibitions
  • Seniors fitness and/or dance classes
  • Discounts / special offers for Seniors
  • Workshops
  • Social outings

The possibilities are endless and provide the perfect opportunity for you to promote your group, club or organisation to the wider community.

Seniors Festival Grants

Small one-off grants of up to $500 are available to get your Seniors Festival activities underway. Your activity should honour, engage and encourage participation of our community aged 55 and over.

Please ensure you read and understand the grant guidelines, which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, before submitting your application. You are also encouraged to contact Council’s Positive Ageing Officer on 9433 3345 to discuss your application prior to submitting it.

You can download a preview of the Application Form at the bottom of this page.

Grants open: Monday 29 April

Closing date: Sunday 9 June

Apply now

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than Friday 21 June.

For more information or support with your online grant application, please contact or call our Positive Ageing Officer on 9433 3345.